Colombia

Colombian singer helps UN refugee agency raise awareness in Spain

The United Nations refugee agency has launched an awareness campaign in Spain on behalf of refugees and internally displaced people with a concert by Colombian singer Juanes in the north-western town of La Coruña.

Colombia: UN rights office condemns leftist rebel massacre of farm workers

The United Nations human rights office in Colombia has condemned the massacre of 14 farm workers in the north-west of the country and warned leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP) that they were incurring war and could be subject to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Colombia: UN human rights office calls for end to arbitrary detentions

Despite some of the strongest constitutional safeguards in Latin America, arbitrary detentions proliferate in Colombia, according to the United Nations human rights office in the South American country, embroiled in four decades of conflict between leftist guerrillas, Government forces and paramilitary militias.

Colombia: UN rights office condemns murder of four civilians, including priests

The United Nations human rights office in Colombia has condemned the murder of four civilians, including two priests, in a north-eastern region of the conflict-wracked country and called on the competent authorities to find and punish the perpetrators.